Digging In The Crates Daily 2018 week 6 DraftKings
Digging In The Crates (DraftKings)
Week 6 Main Slate (12 Games)
Phillip Rivers @ Browns ($5,900)
We’re getting a glimpse of vintage Phillip Rivers in 2018. His QB rating is 116.4 and he has thrown thirteen touchdowns through five games. He’ll get a Browns pass defense week 6 that is allowing 281 yards per game and is on track for career highs in touchdowns and completion percentage. He has an arsenal of weaponry in his backfield and in the passing game which has made things easy for him to flourish. Use Rivers in cash games and in tournaments.
Blake Bortles @ Dallas ($5,600)
It is a different Jaguars team when Leonard Fournette is sidelined and Blake Bortles finds himself throwing the ball more often when he is. T.J. Yeldon has been more than serviceable in Fournette’s absence as well. It’s tough to pin point which receiver Bortles will lean on week to week but we’ve seen Donte Moncrief, Keelan Cole, Dede Westbrook and D.J. Chark all have their moments. Bortles will get a middle of the road Cowboys pass defense week 6. Bortles was atrocious week 5 which puts him in a perfect spot in tournaments.
Bonus: Jameis Winston @ Atlanta ($5,800)
Tarik Cohen @ Miami ($4,600)
Finally Matt Nagy has deployed Tarik Cohen as he would have used Tyreek Hill when he was with the Chiefs. Week 5 Cohen caught 7-of-8 passes for 121 yards and a touchdown. He’s involved in special teams as well making him a perfect fit to use with the Bears D/ST. Jordan Howard is the Bears bell cow but Cohen should have a stable, James White role from here on out. He’ll face a Dolphins run defense that ranks near the log bottom week 6. Don’t expect a ton of carries from Cohen, he’ll thrive in the passing game. Use Cohen in cash games and tournaments.
Chris Carson @ Oakland ($4,400
The Seahawks are desperate for an offensive spark and their inability to have consistency at running back is a major concern. When we consider that Rashaad Penny was drafted in the first round and barely being used it’s something to pay attention to. Chris Carson has been the bell cow when healthy. Carson had 19 carries for 116 week 5 against the Rams. His involvement in the passing game is minimal but we’re paying for volume here in a road matchup against the terrible run defense of the Raiders. Expect 20 touches from Carson. He seems like a safer cash game play to pair with Todd Gurley.
Bonus: Kenyan Drake vs. Bears ($4,600)
Chester Rogers @ Jets ($4,500)
Without T.Y. Hilton the Colts offense is generic to say the least. By default a player like Chester Rogers is thrusted into a high usage role. Rogers has caught 8-of-11 targets in back to back weeks. It appears Jack Doyle and T.Y. Hilton will not suit up week 6 against a shaky Jets secondary. Rogers saw 77% of the snaps week five and that could increase going forward. The Jets have allowed 82 receptions, 1,026 receiving yards and five touchdowns so far this season. I’d use Rogers in cash games and tournaments.
Robby Anderson vs. Colts ($4,600)
Finally! Robby Anderson is unleashed. Sam Darnold might be onto something by using the slender 6’3 Anderson to catch home runs. Anderson is averaging at-least five targets a week since week two. He is the ultimate Boom or Bust play week 6 making him perfect for tournaments. He isnt seeing enough volume to be considered in cash games. Darnold has ranked near the bottom in taking deep shots down the field each week. Let’s hope the page has turned and the Jets will look to incorporate the big play making Robby Anderson more and more from this point on. The Colts are a middle of the road secondary who are going to allow some big plays each week.
Bonus: Keke Coutee vs. Buffalo ($4,600)
Cameron Brate @ Atlanta ($3,700)
Out goes Ryan Fitzpatrick and O.J. Howard and in comes Jameis Winston and Cameron Brate. Winston absolutely Loves Brate who is now the starter with Howard sidelined by injury. Brate has three receptions and a touchdown in each of the last two weeks.The suspect pass defense of the Atlanta Falcons should leave plenty of opportunities for Brate between the twenties and also in the red zone. I’ll have him in cash games and tournaments week 6.
Austin Hooper vs. Tampa Bay ($3,500)
We knew an Austin Hooper week was coming and that is precisely what we have been wishing for as we’ve seen his week to week duds. Hooper caught 9-of-12 targets week 5 for 77 yards. He’ll be popular this week based on the lack of depth at the position and his juicy price. He was the sixth highest targeted tight end in the red zone in 2017. His production has been spotty at best but out options are slim and he is a salary saver that can get us fifteen points. The Bucs have allowed the most fantasy points to tight ends so far this season. It looks to be a shoot out on a fast track amongst divisional rivals. Play Hooper in cash games and tournaments.
Bonus: Geoff Swaim vs. Jaguars ($2,900)
Bills @ Texans ($2,200)
The smart move week 6 is to use the Bears at an affordable price and move on but if we are saving some bucks (which is the purpose of this article) then we can look at the Bills against a shoddy Texans offensive line. The Bills have been a top-12 defense the last three weeks and Deshaun Watson has been sacked eighteen times this season already. The Bills have had three interceptions, five defensive fumble recoveries, and eight sacks over the last three weeks.